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Almond baklava

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.


For the syrup

  • In a pot add the water, sugar, cinnamon, honey, lemon peels, and transfer over high heat.
  • Boil for 4-5 minutes, remove from the heat and let it cool well.

For the filling

  • In a food processor, add the almonds and beat them well until they are completely crushed. You do not want to powder them.
  • Transfer the almonds into a bowl and add the cinnamon, the cloves, and mix.

To assemble

  • Preheat the oven to 140ο C (285ο F) set to fan.
  • Spread the phyllo dough sheets onto your working surface and cut them in half on the large side.
  • Butter a 28x36 cm baking pan, spread one phyllo sheet and butter it. Follow the same process for 5 more phyllo sheets.
  • Then, sprinkle with a little of the filling, cover with one phyllo sheet, and butter.
  • Follow the same process until the filling is over. Cover with the last 6 phyllo sheets by drizzling with butter in between.
  • Score into 20-25 pieces and pour over any remaining butter.
  • Bake for 3 ½ hours.
  • Remove and, with a serving spoon, pour the cold syrup over the baklava. Allow 1 hour for it to be absorbed.
  • Serve with the cinnamon, lemon peels, and mint leaves.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
32 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
60 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
70 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
20 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
38 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
24 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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